2017-2018 SF Bay Area and Tahoe Events

Join us to celebrate SnowPals’ (SP) 18th anniversary of bringing San Francisco Bay Area skiers and snowboarders together to share a common passion for snow sports. Join our events to expand your circle of friends, snow sports activity partners and meet folks for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations. Engage in our fun gatherings; some of which include: (1) pre-season kick-off parties to connect with season pass holders, ski lease organizers and rideshare contacts (2) pizza socials (3) beer/wine tastings (4) dining events and (5) Apres ski ride socials at the ski resort.

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Upcoming Events: You’re Invited: Pre-Season Kickoff Parties

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SF | Peninsula | South Bay | East Bay

== EAST BAY ==

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What: Ski and Snowboard Pre-Season Kickoff Party at the California Ski Company; Enjoy Micro Brewed Beers.

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: Cal Ski Company. 843 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710. Get Directions.

Join our pre-season social to expand your circle of friends and meet skiers and snowboarders for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations, ie. Whistler, Colorado, Utah, Argentina, etc.

+ Connect for Tahoe Rideshares: find and offer rides to Tahoe
+ Share last season’s stories/your best ski/ride days: what’s your best day?
+ Meet season pass holders: maximize your ski and ride days (how many days did you play hooky last season?)
+ Opportunities to join a ski lease: meet ski lease organizers and get in on a ski cabin
+ Connect with similar skill level skiers and riders: isn’t it more fun to ski and ride together?
+ Enjoy good eats, drinks, and GREAT company
+ Ski industry presentation on new equipment/gear. Cal Ski Co Rep will give a great insider perspective on the equipment and backcountry skiing and riding.

Event Raffle Giveaway: at 7:45 PM…

(1) Cal Ski Co. will raffle off some cool prizes and swag at this event.

(2) VIP Beer/Wine Tasting Ticket to Snowbomb Snow Festival in Santa Clara Oct 28 and 29, 2017.

(3) Our partner and friends at http://casatours.com donated $250 gift certificate to be drawn as part of the grand prize good towards any upcoming trips listed at http://casatours.com/schedule-trips which will be chosen at the conclusion of all parties; the winner will be posted here.

(4) Grand Prize: Special thanks goes out to our friends at the Bay Area Ski Bus (one of our valued partners) for donating 6 one-day ski bus trips to your favorite Tahoe resort which includes: (A) Roundtrip bus ride (B) breakfast (C) Lift Ticket (D) breakfast, and (D) Apres ski ride hot chocolate or wine/beer and snacks are all included on the return bus trip home (priced at $179 and up per ski bus trip depending your choice of resort). The grand prize bus trip giveaway will be drawn at the conclusion of all of our preseason kick-off parties. Winners will be posted here. Winners have 48 hours to so be sure to bookmark this page and check back.

(5) Other prize giveaways in the works.

Host: Pete L.

Cost: $10. Last day to buy tickets is: Thursday November 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. T-Minus:

Prepaid tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door.

Available 100 prepaid tickets only due to space constraints; once tickets are sold out, we’ll update this page to reflect. Every ticket includes 1 drink ticket redeemable for a beer or soda at the bar next door at Gilman Brewing Company. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Buy event tickets via payment button below:


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== SAN FRANCISCO ==

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What: Skiers and Riders Pre-Season Social at Bond Bar SF

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Bond Bar on 16th St between Valencia and Mission @ 3079 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Get Directions.

Why:

Join our pre-season social to expand your circle of friends, meet skiers and snowboarders for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations, ie. Whistler, Colorado, Utah, Argentina, watch Warren Miller films on the big screen in the bar, and stoke up for SnowBomb SF that weekend!

+ Connect for Tahoe Rideshares: find and offer rides to the mountain
+ Share last season’s stories/your best ski/ride days: what’s your best day?
+ Meet season pass holders: maximize your ski and ride days (how many days did you play hooky last season?)
+ Opportunities to join a ski lease: meet ski lease organizers and get in on a ski cabin
+ Connect with similar skill level skiers and riders: isn’t it more fun to ski and ride together?
+ Enjoy happy hour drink specials including $4 beers and $5 well drinks.
+ Watch Warren Miller Films on the big screen in the bar!

Event Raffle Giveaway: at 7:45 PM..

(1) 2 VIP Beer/Wine Tasting Tickets to Snowbomb Snow Festival in SF Nov 4 and 5, 2017.

(2) Our partner and friends at http://casatours.com donated $250 gift certificate to be drawn as part of the grand prize good towards any upcoming trips listed at http://casatours.com/schedule-trips which will be chosen at the conclusion of all parties; the winner will be posted here.

(3) Grand Prize: Special thanks goes out to our friends at the Bay Area Ski Bus (one of our valued partners) for donating 6 one-day ski bus trips to your favorite Tahoe resort which includes: (A) Roundtrip bus ride (B) breakfast (C) Lift Ticket (D) breakfast, and (D) Apres ski ride hot chocolate or wine/beer & snacks are all included on the return bus trip home (priced at $179 and up per ski bus trip depending your choice of resort). The grand prize bus trip giveaway will be drawn at the conclusion of all of our preseason kick-off parties. Winners will be posted here. Winners have 48 hours to so be sure to bookmark this page and check back.

(4) Other prize giveaways in the works.

Host: Travis S.

Cost: $10. Last day to buy tickets is: Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Prepaid tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door.

Event tickets are limited to 175 prepaid tickets only due to venue’s space contraints; once tickets are sold out, we’ll update this page to reflect. Every ticket includes 1 drink ticket redeemable for a happy hour beer, well drink, or soda at the bar. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

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== PENINSULA ==

Preseason party in the works; TBA late Oct/early Nov 2017.

Interested in helping out? Help and get perks

if you’d like to help host (a great opportunity to meet like minded folks) or co-host a casual fun mixer in your area. SnowPals’ events present fun opportunities to expand your circle of friends and activity partners. Event host gets perks such as a comped event ticket and compensation for his/her time and commitment to helping us create stellar events. For example, a popular yearly recurring event is our annual ski/ride movie screening meet up (2017 movie screenings in the works) …from last November 2016:

Join us for Warren Miller’s 67th ski and snowboard film tour showing with Snowpals’ exclusive pre-show pizza social on Saturday Nov 19, 2016. Here’s a great opportunity to meet local skiers and boarders to expand your circle of friends for Tahoe ride share and ski trips for the winter season.

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Off-season featured events: while we wait for the snow season to begin, join us...

+ FRIDAY September 15, 2017, Knobby Tread Dirt Prom Event at REI Saratoga

Friday, September 15, 2017
FROM 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saratoga REI; Group size: 400
EVENT COST: Free; 279 spots left as of 9/12/17. Register.

WHERE: Saratoga REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130

Corsage? Check. Limo? Check. Padded shorts and tuxedo t-shirt? Check. The REI Knobby Tread Dirt Prom is on, so dig out your best prom and bike attire to help us celebrate dirt! Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires. Get stoked on the free beer from Strike brewery, music, mini-fat-bike races, games, giveaways, and a chance to be part of the greatest prom ever. We will crown the Prom King and Queen at the end of the night based on winners of the mini-fat-bike races.

Join us for a fun night of delicious beer, tasty food and vendor giveaways. Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires!

Event festivities include:
• Mini Fat Bike time trials complete with winners crowned as prom king and queen at the end of the night.
• Local beer for sale from our friends at Strike Brewery
• Win prizes for best dressed Prom-themed bike outfits, most likely to succeed, and class clown.
• Snap a prom photo at a photo booth.
• AND Dance to live music

Check out a recap of what the event was like from REI in Colorado.

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== SOUTH BAY ==

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What: Skiers and Riders Pre-Season Social at the WXYZ Bar and Lounge at Aloft Hotel Cupertino

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: WXYZ bar at Aloft Hotel Cupertino, 10165 North De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014; Get Directions

Join our pre-season social to expand your circle of friends and meet skiers and snowboarders for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations, ie. Whistler, Colorado, Utah, Argentina, etc.

+ Connect for Tahoe Rideshares: find and offer rides to the mountain
+ Share last season’s stories/your best ski/ride days: what’s your best day?
+ Meet season pass holders: maximize your ski and ride days (how many days did you play hooky last season?)
+ Opportunities to join a ski lease: meet ski lease organizers and get in on a ski cabin
+ Connect with similar skill level skiers and riders: isn’t it more fun to ski and ride together?
+ Enjoy good eats (WXYZ BAR reviews and photos), drinks, and GREAT company

Event Raffle Giveaway: at 7:45 PM…

(1) VIP Beer/Wine Tasting Ticket to Snowbomb Snow Festival in Santa Clara Oct 28 and 29, 2017.

(2) Swag from our partner and friends at http://casatours.com. Plus we have an additional grand prize giveaway of $250 gift certificate good towards any upcoming trips listed at http://casatours.com/schedule-trips which will be chosen at the conclusion of all parties; the winner will be posted here.

(3) Grand Prize: Special thanks goes out to the Bay Area Ski Bus (one of our valued partners) for donating 6 one-day ski bus trips to your favorite Tahoe resort which includes (A) Roundtrip bus ride (B) breakfast (C) Lift Ticket (D) breakfast, and (D) Apres ski ride hot chocolate or wine/beer & snacks are all included on the return bus trip home (priced at $179 and up per ski bus trip depending your choice of resort). The grand prize bus trip giveaway will be drawn at the conclusion of all of our preseason kick-off parties. Winners will be posted here. Winners have 48 hours to so be sure to bookmark this page and check back.

(4) Other prize giveaways in the works.

Host: Marji M.

Cost: $10. Last day to buy tickets is: Thursday October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM PST. T-Minus:

Prepaid tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door.

Event tickets are limited to 100 prepaid tickets only; once tickets are sold out, we’ll update this page to reflect. Every ticket includes 1 drink ticket redeemable for a beer or soda at the bar. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Buy tickets via payment button below:


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Save up to 50% on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for a REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

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